The National Water and Sewerage Cooperation (NWSC) on Tuesday hosted its Muslim partners to a Special Iftar at the corporation’s international resource centre Bugolobi.
The event started with Magrib prayers led by the 2nd Deputy Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ali Muhammad Wasswa.
Iftar is the evening meal that breaks Muslims daily Ramadan fast at sunset.
Kampala water Ag General Manager, Richard Muhangi appreciated the Muslim community for always gracing the occasion and pledged the corporation’s support towards the Muslim community activities and excellent service delivery in Kampala.
Deputy Managing Director Board Secretariat and Management Services Ms Edith Kateete shared that NWSC is nothing without the Muslim community.
“Our brothers and sisters use a lot of water daily. We don’t take their support for granted,” she said.
Speaking at the dinner NWSC Managing Director Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha shared the company’s success stories and attributed them to the hardworking Muslim senior managers and staff at the corporation.
He congratulated the Muslim community for successfully completing the holy month.
“We found it necessary to call you and thank you for supporting the corporation.” Eng Mugisha said, adding that the Corporation doesn’t discriminate in religion. We’re all working to develop Uganda together.” he said.
He added that customers who report leakages, bursts and sewerage related concerns help NWSC to work better.
NWSC Board Member Hajati Faridah Mayanja Mpiima appreciated the corporation for the kind gesture during the holy month of Ramadan. “May the Almighty Allah most gracious most merciful protect you all.”
“Muslims pray five times a day and water is part of Islam. Thank you for always hosting the Muslim community for Iftar during the Holy Month of Ramadan. I urge all Muslims to pay bills on time and help the corporation extend services to more people,” Sheikh Wasswa said.
Eid gift giving
During the Iftar dinner, the customers received Eid gifts in appreciation of their support towards NWSC.
Also present were;
Director Engineering services Eng Alex Gisagara, Director Business and Scientific Services Dr. Rose Kaggwa, Seniors Manager Human Resources Mrs Christine Amucu, Human Resource Manager Ms Eunice Alanyo Kampala water managers and staff
This week, Eid or Eid al-Fitr will mark the end of Ramadan. Eid kick starts the month of Shawwal, which begins with a feast to end the period of fasting.